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Common Talks to Chicago Tribune; Christopher Heyerdahl Calls Swede a ‘Rare’ Role

This week, Common dishes to the Chicago Tribune about his big fight scene in Episode 5, and Christopher Heyerdahl explains The Swede’s ironic sense of humor. For more Hell on Wheels press, keep reading.

Common chats with the Chicago Tribune about his on-screen fist fight with co-star Anson Mount in Episode 5, “Bread and Circuses.” “This needed to be a real battle and we just sacrificed ourselves,” he confides.

• Episode 5 is eagerly anticipated by as well as, which notes, “Common and Anson Mount are not hard on the eyes.”

Christopher Heyerdahl talks extensively with about being cast as The Swede: “I still get a little choked up thinking about how often a character like this comes along,” he admits.

• In a story about Common’s busy career, the rapper discusses the appeal of playing Elam.

TV Guide explores the show’s historical inspirations, with comments from Executive Producers Tony and Joe Gayton, plus stars Anson Mount and Common. and recap Episode 4, “Jamais Je Ne T’oublierai.” “If you haven’t been watching yet, it’s time to stamp your ticket because Hell on Wheels is settling itself in as another of AMC’s great dramas,” writes highlights AMC’s behind-the-scenes video about the state of medicine on the American frontier, particularly as it applies to Cullen’s shoulder operation on Lily.

The Evening Herald in Ireland spotlights Dublin native Dominique McElligott’s rise to “hot Hollywood property” status as a result of Hell on Wheels.

The Rockford Register Star commends Hell on Wheels for revisiting American history, adding that the show is “a joy to watch.”

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